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Rob – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

Rob – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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Accepting the injury. When I went in to have surgery to have a tumor removed, they said “you could go into spinal shock and you might be paralyzed for a week.” By the time I got here, I got here four days after my surgery they didn’t say that I... Show More

Accepting the injury. When I went in to have surgery to have a tumor removed, they said “you could go into spinal shock and you might be paralyzed for a week.” By the time I got here, I got here four days after my surgery they didn’t say that I would never walk again. So, the whole time I’m here I was thinking I was going to start walking again, and it didn’t happen. They just kind of kept me going, and teaching me the basics of being in a wheelchair and I was not able to accept the fact that I wasn’t going to walk again.

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Rob – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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Injured in 36 at age 36, paraplegic
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Accepting the injury. When I went in to have surgery to have a tumor removed, they said “you could go into spinal shock and you might be paralyzed for a week.” By the time I got here, I got here four days after my surgery they didn’t say that I would never walk again. So, the whole time I’m here I was thinking I was going to start walking again, and it didn’t happen. They just kind of kept me going, and teaching me the basics of being in a wheelchair and I was not able to accept the fact that I wasn’t going to walk again.

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